Zippy Mandarin Orange Salad
serves 4 (side dish or entree)
Ingredients for salad:
8 cups of salad mix or lettuce
1 can mandarin oranges
1/4 cup craisins or raisins
2 additional vegetables (celery, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc.)
2 cups of pecan halves (just plain)
1/2 cup Slenda or Stevia
1 tbsp. coconut oil or olive oil
Ingredients for dressing:
2-3 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar (or to desired taste)
1 tbsp. flaxseed oil
1 tsp. sea salt (optional)
2 tbsp. Splenda or Stevia (optional)
juice from mandarin oranges
1 packet or 1 scoop Mandarin Orange Spark
Add cooked/grilled chicken or poultry to serve as a main dish
Prep: Turn stove top heat on medium. Use non-stick skillet and combine coconut oil and pecans. Toast for approx. 1-2 minutes. Pour in the slenda and stir. Remove immediately and place pecans in bowl with the salad mix. Add other veggies, raisins and oranges.
Dressing: Drain mandarin oranges and save the juice in a bowl. Add the balsamic vinegar, oil, sea salt, splenda, and Mandarin Orange Spark mix. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together. (Add water if you want to dilute the taste.)
Finally - mix, serve, and enjoy!
I'm certain you will love this great recipe, especially during these hot days of summer, salad is great meal without a lot of time standing over a hot stove.
Until tomorrow, Blessings for a Glorious Day!